As a college student 30 years ago, I was confronted with the fact of world poverty. At that time, Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger was the book that spoke to Christians about this issue. The thesis was that the rich Christians in the West should help their poorer brothers. But the underlying motivation was guilt. How can we be so rich and do nothing to help others?
Enter The Poverty of Nations by Wayne Grudem and Barry Asmus.
This profound and comprehensive book argues that the question we should ask is, “Why have some nations become wealthy and others stayed in poverty?” If we are really going to help the poor in a systematic way, we ought to ask how the wealthy got this way. Specifically, they […]